Bringing together stakeholders worldwide to expand the use of marine electronics through education and promotion of standards.
The IMEA supports global efforts to establish, educate, install, operate, and maintain safe and reliable electronics aboard all vessels. IMEA is an Alliance not a member Association. IMEA will form worldwide alliances with other marine industry associations, marine standards bodies, and marine companies to collaborate on specific projects directly involved with marine electronics efforts to improve maritime safety through better marine electronics.
IMEA is concerned with the SAFE interconnection and interoperability of marine electronic equipment. A primary goal is facilitating the communications between various constituent groups and minimizing misunderstanding and confusion between manufacturers’ equipment. The IMEA SAFE Campaign below will better the overall enjoyment of the recreational boater, and further the safety of all commercial vessels and their mission of life at sea.
IMEA will perform the duties and responsibilities necessary for further development and advancement of NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000®, and IMEA OneNet®. IMEA will encourage the development and standardization of fair and uniform practices, usages, rules and regulations for the safety benefit of all stakeholders involved with marine electronics.
IMEA collaborates with other nonprofit associations and governmental agencies to provide both operational and technical marine electronics education, advancement of marine technology, and validation of marine electronics performance through testing and development.